Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

Maghreb Voices – 3Ma

Album: 3 Ma (Sterns Music 2008) Musicians: Rajery (valiha), Ballaké Sissoko (kora), and Driss El Maloumi (oud) ?Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.? Leon Battista Alberti Madagascar, Mali, Morocco The whole thing was Rajery’s idea. At home in… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Vexations by Erik Satie

Album: Vexations by Erik Satie Artist: Justin Saragoza, piano ?An artist must regulate his life. Here is a time-table of my daily acts. I rise at 7.18; am inspired from 10.23 to 11.47. I lunch at 12.11 and leave the table at 12.14. A healthy ride on horse-back round my domain follows from 1.19 pm… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Trip

Film: The Trip (IFC Films 2010) Director: Michael Winterbottom Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon ?The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where’er I go, That there hath pass’d away a… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Submarine

Film: Submarine (Warp Films 2010) Director: Richard Ayoade Screenwriter: Richard Ayoade, based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne Cast: Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Stefan Rhodri, Sally Hawkins ?For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Cuica Story

“Happy New Year! The Conjunto Roque Moreira wishes you peace, health, happiness, success, and we hope in 2011 we can go to Canada to show our work to this wonderful country . . . We have news! We begin to record our new CD in January. Cheers!? Anderson Almeida, drummer and vocalist for Conjunto Roque… Read more »